T-Mobile USA, Inc., and HTC Corp. today announced the upcoming availability of the HTC Touch Pro2â„¢, a powerful, stylish device with an intuitive touch screen and user interface that enables customers to simplify their communication and mobile Internet experience while staying connected, informed and in control of work and life. The device will be available in a mocha finish to T-Mobile customers beginning Aug. 12.
Enabled for T-Mobile’s expanding high-speed 3G network and Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g), the HTC Touch Pro2 offers fast data delivery and an enhanced Web-browsing experience along with popular features such as built-in GPS and location-based services. Featuring a 3.6-inch color WVGA touchscreen that slides back and tilts up to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard, the screen is perfectly positioned for reading and creating e-mail, browsing the Web, using applications, and playing videos and games. A 3.2 megapixel camera with auto focus also provides customers with an easy way to capture and share high-quality images and video as well as view that content on the crisp display.
Sprint CEO Dan Hesse (center) hinted towards having their first Android phone in 2009. Most likely the HTC Hero. Hesse said that he’s happy that he waited until the second version of Android. Good news for Sprint users. Good news for HTC users.
Dan Morrill, one of Android’s developer guys, announced today that the SDK for Google Android has been released. “This new SDK has all the new APIs, as well as a new emulator image to let you test your applications.” So if you’re a coder, and you’re looking to jump on the horn and develop some Android apps, now is the time to do it. Read the release notes here.
Download the RC33 file that’s posted at XDA Developers here. VERY IMPORTANT: If you have root access (”jailbroken” G1), this update will NOT work for you. Community member JF has been very helpful in modifying updates to work for those with root access.
Once you download the file to your computer, it should appear as: signed-PLAT-RC33-from-RC30.f06aa9b3.zip. This next part is important. Rename this file asupdate.zip.
Make sure you have a Micro SD Card in your G1. Connect your G1 to your computer via USB. You should see the USB icon in the top left corner of your G1. Drag it down and enable the USB connection to your computer.
On the desktop of your computer, drag and drop the update.zip file to your G1, placing it in the root of your Micro SD Card. Then, unplug your G1 from your computer.
Turn off your G1. Make sure it’s completely powered down. Then, turn it back on by holding the Home and End keys. Wait for the icon popup after the T-Mobile G1 logo screen. Slide open your keyboard and type Alt + L. The event log should be displayed.
Press Alt + S to begin the update. If you have properly renamed the file to update.zip and placed it in the root directory of your Micro SD card (meaning that it’s not in any other folders), the update should begin.
Be patient. The update will take a few minutes. Be sure to follow the on-screen instructions. You will be instructed to press the Home + Back buttons to finish the update. Be aware that your G1 will reboot a few times to properly install the update.
Enjoy your new, shiny RC33 update, complete with Google Latitude!